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Bare nominal attribution

Constructions of bare nominal attribution consist of two nouns.


Some examples of bare nominal attribution have been given below:

Example 1

a. Koningin Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
b. Mevrou Hoogendyk
Mrs. Hoogendyk
Mrs. Hoogendyk
c. Oom Douw
uncle Douw
Uncle Douw

The first noun may specify a rank, a title, a form of address, a kinship term, a geographical kind, and so on. The second noun is often a proper noun. There is no preposition joining the two nouns.

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